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A synergy creation of a platform, system and tools in SBCC strengthening by provision of support to activities in the region.

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  • I’m excited to share a new resource for those designing youth sexual and reproductive health SBCC programs in Egypt and the Middle East and North Africa Region. Have a look! https://healthcommcapacity.org/hc3resources/guide-designing-sexual-reproductive-health-programs-youth-egypt/


  • Bukola Toriola posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Happy Independence day to the Giant of Africa.

    Here is President Buhari’s Independent day speech…

    Full text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day Speech 2017

  • Hi colleagues!

    It has been a long time without me dropping you a line. Hope all is well?

    At the on-going 3-day (27th-29th September) Joint Annual Scientific Health conference 2017 of Makerere University College of Health Science and Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health, held at Hotel Africanna in Kampala, one of the…[Read more]

  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    The Kenya Renal Association 14th Annual Scientific Conference is currently ongoing in Mombasa County. The co nference is the First Joint Conference of the East Africa Centre’s of Excellence (EACE) and is aimed at advancing knowledge and enhancing efforts for prevention, control & management of kidney diseases in the region. We look forward to…[Read more]

    The Kenya Renal Association 14th Annual Scientific Conference is currently ongoing in Mombasa CountyThe Kenya Renal Association 14th Annual Scientific Conference is currently ongoing in Mombasa County
  • Ethiopia plans to conduct a study on HIV/AIDS prevention and control activities that have been carried out during the past 15 years. According to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, the study will be conducted on more than 25,000 adults and children in 395 identified areas across the east African country. The assessment, which is the first of…[Read more]

  • First Lady Jeannette Kagame while addressing the organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) on the margins of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday said “An HIV/AIDS-free Africa will go a long way in ensuring that the continent achieves accelerated economic growth and transformation.” The conversation themed:…[Read more]


  • Kerensa Haffenden posted an update 2 months ago

    The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) offers quality training and education courses to health professionals, who primarily work in low- to middle-income countries. In addition to administering open-enrollment training courses, we also offer customised training to organsations and countries in need.

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    The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) offers quality training an
  • Joseph Matalanga posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Hi Mary,
    One of the priority interventions and actions under the African Regional Framework for the implementation of the global strategy on human resources for health is to scale up and/or improving the effectiveness of Community Health Workers (CHWs) programmes. Member states in Africa when deploying large-scale CHW programmes should integrate…[Read more]

    • Hi Joseph,

      I saw the scale up of CHW’s, but nothing was mentioned about traditional healers (THs). CHWs are different from THs yet I know at times CHWs may include THs. Are there still efforts to try and collaborate with THs as they are often the first health care worker a patient may visit and follow documents such as the WHO Traditional…[Read more]

  • Mary Hallin posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Hi Joseph,
    Thanks so much for sharing the WHO documents.
    By any chance do you know if WHO and those in the WHO African Region are still pursuing involving traditional healers in addressing the health care needs of the people? I am glad to see involvement of local communities.
    Thanks again.
    Mary

    • Hi Mary,
      One of the priority interventions and actions under the African Regional Framework for the implementation of the global strategy on human resources for health is to scale up and/or improving the effectiveness of Community Health Workers (CHWs) programmes. Member states in Africa when deploying large-scale CHW programmes should integrate…[Read more]

      • Hi Joseph,

        I saw the scale up of CHW’s, but nothing was mentioned about traditional healers (THs). CHWs are different from THs yet I know at times CHWs may include THs. Are there still efforts to try and collaborate with THs as they are often the first health care worker a patient may visit and follow documents such as the WHO Traditional…[Read more]

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Joseph Matalanga

Kenya

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